"Absolute Bonkers": Michael Vaughan Fumes After Kagiso Rabada Cops One-Match Ban

For the second time in the Test match, the Proteas went wicketless in the first session as news broke that premier strike bowler Kagiso Rabada would miss the fourth Test at the Wanderers through an ICC ban.

England's Ben Stokes takes the attack to the South African bowlers.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) have also fined Rabada 15% of his match fee and gave him one demerit point after he was found guilty of a Level 1 breach of the Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel during South Africa's 3rd Test match against England in Port Elizabeth on Thursday.

Meanwhile rain delayed the start of the second day of the third Test on Friday.

However, although all of England's top four got in, Joe Denly and Joe Root adding 25 and 27 respectively, South Africa made regular inroads to gain the upper hand shortly after tea, Keshav Maharaj (1-55 from 32 overs) making a valuable contribution after Du Plessis had questioned the need for a spinner before the game.

Ben Stokes became the seventh player to hit 4,000 runs and take 100 wickets in Tests - after Garry Sobers, Ian Botham, Kapil Dev, Carl Hooper, Jacques Kallis and Daniel Vettori.

By the time England declared on 499/9, South Africa seemed out of ideas and had a high-risk English charge in the search of quick runs to thank for their wickets.

Both Stokes and Pope had minor scares in the morning session, with Stokes edging Anrich Nortje through the slip cordon when on 56 and Pope given out lbw to Dane Paterson on 74 - overturned on review.

Rabada is set to miss the fourth and final Test at Johannesburg.

South Africa burned both of their initial reviews with attempts to dismiss Stokes in successive Maharaj overs, while the all-rounder was reprieved on 10 when Pieter Malan failed to hold onto a hard chance at short-leg.

After clean-bowling Root, Rabada charged down the pitch before celebrating with fists clenched nearly within touching distance of the England captain.

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